Dr. Martin Bateman

Senior Lecturer

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Computing & Technology, CM116

+44 (0) 1772 89 3004


Full Profile

Dr Martin Bateman graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews. From 2005 until 2006 he was the co-I on the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept project "Video Motion for Video Digital Assets Management" investigating robust method for the identification of video clips. From 2006 until 2009 he worked as a research fellow investigating TCP variant performance on the EPSRC funded project 46PaQ, then investigating digital sent trails on the EPSRC funded project D-SCENT. During his time at the University of St Andrews Martin contributed to the teaching of both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes

In 2009 he moved to the University of Central Lancashire to take up the post of Lecturer. In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and given course leader responsibility for the MSc Networking Computing degree programme, as well as being made the assistant directory for research within the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Ph.D., Predictive Quality of Service for videoconferencing, University of St Andrews, 2005
M.Sc.(Distinction), Advanced Distributed Systems with a specialism in Interactive Systems, Lancaster University, 2000
B.Sc. (Hons), Computer Science, Lancaster University, 1997


  • IEEE
  • Computer Society
  • Communications Society

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Martin is course leader for MSc Network Computing, First year tutor, tutor for CO1505 Computing skills, and module leader for:

  • CO3509 - Network Design and Management 
  • CO4509 - Computer Security 
  • CO4756 - Wireless Networks and Communications


Martin's research interests are, networks and distributed systems, network based computer forensics, protocol analysis, video identification and cloud systems.

Martin has been involved in experimental evaluation of systems since his PhD where he investigated methods which enable QoS to be provided to applications when they are using networks, which do not provide QoS support. Previously he has worked on providing real-time interactive multimedia application with QoS provision when using the general purpose Internet. In 2005 he was a Co-I for on the project "Video Fingerprinting for Video Assets Management" awarded by the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept programme (£183,672). Which investigated novel techniques for the identification of video after it had been transcoded for transmission across the Internet.

Recently he has worked on the evaluation and investigation of network and application level protocols. He has been involved in the evaluation of various congestion control algorithms for TCP and with protocols for the transport of real time media in competition with TCP, such as DCCP